Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
First I did the line drawing, and then inked all the darkest values of the painting. After, I used a dark (but not black) wash to add the next-darkest values. I also quickly painted in a base-layer for the eye.
Here I (finally) finished the barring on the head feathers, and added the dark shadow on the eye:
Using two or three lighter mixes, I finished the value pattern and adjusted the local colors a little. I added a messy, wet color into the background.
Switching to acrylic paint, I brushed over a very thin layer of a light, warm brown to get the local color of the bird better. I also painted this over the background, neutralizing it quite a bit, and for the better. Then I sprayed it with a workable fixative, and went to town with colored pencils: adding texture, tweaking color, and smoothing out values where it was needed.
Sunday, August 07, 2016
I also have artwork up in the Grimsby Public Art Gallery's Biannual Juried Exhibition, on from Aug 6th - Sept 11 2016. It's a really lovely little gallery, go have a look if you're in town!
Friday, July 01, 2016
The pencil was almost-new when I started.
Once I had the base-layered coloured-in as dark as I wanted it, I started to wet the pencil layer using various-sized brushes. Then, before it could dry completely, I sprayed it with water in a few places and either dabbed it dry, or used an almost-dry flat to take the pale areas off. I'm pretty pleased with it so far!
Monday, June 13, 2016
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
My painting, Chipper Chirper, won first place in the Adult Fine Art Catagory at the Niagara Falls Art Show on April 3rd. After the show, the winners were all taken and put up in City Hall, where they will remain until the end of May 2016.
Niagara Falls City Hall: 4310 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6X5, 2nd floor.
A little later, my artwork went up in the Cat Adoption Centre of the Niagara Falls Humane Society as part of the Art for Animals Niagara charity group. These particular pieces should be up for a few months:
Niagara Square: 7555 Montrose Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 2E9
And at the end of the month, Art for Animals Niagara also put up artwork in the Welland Civic Center, near the library entrance. That artwork will be up until the end of June. A portion of proceeds from all Art for Animals Niagara Sales from either location goes to charity!
Welland Civic Centre: 60 E Main St, Welland, ON L3B 3X4
Lots of opportunity to go see my artwork in person if you're in the area!